Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th November 2023:

News in South Africa 17th November: 1. Egg supply is steadily increasing: The supply of egg and poultry meat is steadily increasing following shortages triggered by a bird flu outbreak that began in April, the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development said. “We are happy that the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak is under control […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th September 2023:

News in South Africa 5th September: 1. Stage 6 load shedding: Power utility Eskom has announced that load shedding will be escalated to stage 6 indefinitely. With the increase in generation planned maintenance, as well as the loss of a further two generation units on Monday, the utility said that Stage 6 load shedding will […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd August 2023:

News in South Africa 23rd August: 1. Petrol price spike: Vehicle finance group WesBank says that a weaker rand and rising oil prices are converging to deliver a blow to motorists in September. “As September approaches, the convergence of oil prices and the rand/dollar exchange rate assumes paramount significance in shaping local fuel prices,” the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th June 2023:

News in South Africa 13th June: 1. Rand on the rise: Sentiment towards South Africa is slowly shifting, with markets embracing talks between the government and business leaders to address the energy, logistics and crime crises – while the state puts some substance behind its claims of neutrality towards Russia. According to Investec chief economists […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th May 2023:

News in South Africa 30th May: 1. Sanction warning: The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has warned of dire consequences should the country face censure due to its stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At worst, secondary or indirect sanctions could be imposed on the country and lead to a sudden halt to capital inflows […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th April 2022:

News in South Africa 4th April: 1. Petrol hike lower than feared: A stronger rand exchange rate and the government’s decision to intervene on higher costs means South Africa’s ‘record’ petrol price hike this week will be comparatively muted, say economists at the Bureau for Economic Research (BER). The government’s intervention to reduce the general […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th March 2022:

News in South Africa 28th March: 1. Costs of living soaring: The costs of the Ukraine war have started to hit closer to home in South Africa. Workers are spending more on transport, food and electricity to make it through the month. Spiralling international oil prices, largely on the back of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th November 2020:

News in South Africa 11th November: 1. Driving licence backlog: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that South Africa has a backlog of 320,000 driving licence, with demand growing by 90,000 each month. Mbalula said this backlog is caused by corruption among back-office staff at driving licence testing centres (DLTCs). Over the past few weeks, […]

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